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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 06:53:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Naval Service Medical News (NSMN) 95-15
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2. HEADLINES AND GENERAL INTEREST STORIES THIS WEEK:
(950120) -RADM Lynch Responds to Navy Times' Article
(950121) -Navy Corpsman Renders Assistance in Pacific
(950122) -Mercy Mission Saves Life of WWII Veteran
(950123) -Navy Nurses Precept Students from Guam University
(950124) -Corpsman to Perform for White House Easter Egg Roll
(950125) -NMCL New Orleans Opens New Branch Clinic
(950126) -NMCL Philadelphia Holds Healthcare Information Fair
(950127) -New Contractor to Operate Family Dental Plan
(950128) -Hyperbaric Society Announces Annual Meeting (para 4)
HEADLINE : RADM Lynch Responds to Navy Times ' Article
NAVY TIMES (NSMN) — J read with interest Soraya Nelson's
article on the state of military health care ("Health care isn't
cutting it, says draft report for DOD, " 13 March) . The article
summarized the four basic assertions of the Commission on Roles
and Missions' preliminary staff report on medical readiness. I
have served as director of the Navy's roles and missions staff
since September 1994 and I have dealt with myriad difficult
issues as the services attempt to refine and/or redefine their
roles in the geopolitical climate of the 21st century. I am a
line officer and, like many line officers, I have had a tendency
to take medical entitlements for granted.
It was not until last September that I really took a hard
look at Navy medicine, because it was identified as an important
issue for examination by the congressionally mandated Commission
on Roles and Missions . My learning curve was steep. Although it
is my job to be skeptical, I was particularly impressed by the
briefings I received from the Navy Surgeon General 's office on
the statues of Navy medicine . Throughout the roles and missions
debate, Navy medicine has survived close scrutiny and provides
the paradigm for efficient military health care.
Let me address the four basic assertions concerning military
medicine presented in the article and explain how Navy medicine
— The military medical force is more than twice the size
needed to meet post-Cold War threats.
Navy medicine has vigorously responded to the
congressionally legislated Section 733 study on military
medicine's wartime readiness. The Navy devised the Total Health
Care Support Readiness Requirements study to evaluate medical end
strength for the wartime readiness mission. That model validates
the need for virtually every billet in forward-deployed medical
units worldwide and Navy hospitals in the continental United
States. The Navy's use of independent duty corpsmen to fill
billets occupied by officers in other services is unique. When
compared with the Army and Air Force, the Navy has fewer medical
personnel per active duty member. We clearly do a lot with a
great deal less than the other services.
— Inadequate training for war exists.
To make such a statement suggests a lack of knowledge of
naval operations. While it is common knowledge that ships
operate forward from the sea, so do fleet surgical units. Navy
medicine is forward deployed worldwide and ready for war. Navy
medicine and hospital ships Comfort and Mercy were on station,
ready for any contingency during the Persian Gulf War.
The Navy currently has 13 fleet surgical hospitals deployed
worldwide. The Navy manned the fleet hospital in Zagreb,
Croatia, throughout 1994. Navy medicine and the Comfort rapidly
responded to the Cuban and Haitian refugee crises in the
Caribbean last summer. Navy medicine arrived with the Marines in
Somalia and stayed until their recent departure. These kinds of
preventive medicine and crisis responses prove that Navy medicine
is ready for war.
— Equipment is out of date.
This is not the case for Navy medicine. Our hospitals are
state of the art. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations rates Navy hospitals above both DOD and
the national average. Tele-medicine and tele-radiology
constitute specific examples where the Navy is leading the
development and deployment of new equipment and technology. As a
result, CONUS-based medical specialists can now consult and
advise forward-deployed Navy doctors and corpsmen in real time.
— Peacetime care is uneven.
From my knowledge of the Tricare pilot program in the
Tidewater area, where the Navy is the executive agent, I can
confidently state that the quality of and access to medical care
for all three services has reached parity. We must maintain a
bond of trust with our Sailors, Marines and their families. When
the TRICARE program is launched nationwide, it will raise the
standards of care for all service personnel and their families .
In a recent message to all flag officers, ADM Mike Boorda
discussed the TRICARE program: "I am convinced this is the best
medical benefits program on the table, and it is a great
improvement over the current system. We need to continue
supporting all our people who are and have served the Navy and
Marine Corps team. . . . TRICARE will improve access, reduce costs
and increase individual choice in level of health-care service
and doctor. "
In conclusion, it is clear that Navy medicine is not broken.
The Navy has the answer in correctly sizing medical forces to
support our unique forward-deployed mission. I expect that the
other services will soon follow our lead. As the Commission on
Roles and Missions final report makes its way to Congress, it is
critical that service-unique requirements be considered. For the
Sailor at sea or the Marine on the beach, there is no shore-based
alternative for medical care.
Signed, T.C. Lynch, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Originally printed in Navy Times, 17 April 1995
HEADLINE: Navy Corpsman Renders Assistance in Pacific
USS MAHLON S. TISDALE (NSMN) — USS Tisdale (FFG 27),
homeported in San Diego, CA, recently assisted a U.S. Merchant
tanker off the coast of Baja. The master of the New York-based
tanker "Mormacstar" called the San Diego-based frigate over the
bridge to bridge radio requesting medical assistance for an ill
U.S. citizen crewman. The crew of Tisdale responded quickly by
sending their independent duty corpsman, HM1 Matthew Cochrane, of
Detroit , MI, along with LTjg Ronald Toland, of Tucson, AZ,
BM3 (SW) Douglas Lovell, of San Antonio, TX, and EN2 Stephen Lynn,
of Bremerton, WA, to the Mormacstar in a small boat.
Cochrane diagnosed that the Mormacstar crew member suffered
from a painful urinary tract infection and was in need of
immediate treatment. The patient's symptoms and vital signs were
passed via Marine VHF radio to Tisdale, then by satellite
communications to Commander Third Fleet ' s medical officer 400
miles away, embarked on USS Coronado (AGF 11), inport San Diego,
who concurred in Cochrane 's diagnosis. Using medical supplies
transported from Tisdale, Cochrane treated the patient and
provided the Mormacstar with additional medication and test
results for the tanker's crew member. The patient had immediate
pain relief, allowing the Mormacstar to continue her voyage to
USS Mahlon S. Tisdale, commanded by CDR Ronald E. Madeen, of
Hamilton, MT, is one of seven guided missile frigates in
Destroyer Squadron One. Following the medical assistance
operation, Tisdale continued her transit back to San Diego,
returning from Third Fleet operations and a port visit in
HEADLINE: Mercy Mission Saves Life of WWII Veteran
NAVSTA Rota, Spain (NSMN) — For William Turner, the quick
action by the Navy in Rota meant the difference between life and
Turner, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and his wife
Carmen, own a campground about 90 miles from Madrid. Frank
Mannes, a Dutch military pilot, was visiting the campsite when he
noticed Turner's severely weakened condition. Concerned about
his fellow pilot ' s health, Mannes convinced Carmen that William
needed urgent medical attention.
Naval Station Rota Commanding Officer CAPT Richard G. Simms
got the call about 1500 on 23 March.
"The Dutch officer told me that a 92-year-old retired Air
Force colonel needed the Navy's help, " said Simms. "I called air
ops and told them to stand by for a possible medevac. "
Navy C-12 pilot, LCDR Martin S. Earl, got the word at 1930
to prepare for the flight to Torre jon. The flight crew was
recalled and briefed, a flight plan filed and about two hours
later, the plane was airborne.
While the plane was en route, Turner and his wife were
heading for Torre jon in a taxi . Carmen doesn ' t know yet how much
the taxi cost .
"I gave him all the money I had and said I'd give him the
rest when we got back, " she said.
The plane touched down at 2250 and the Navy Medical team of
CDR Donald R. Mason, MC, and LT Luis Acevedo, NC, quickly prepped
Turner for the trip to Rota. Turner was initially diagnosed as
dehydrated and malnourished, said Mason.
At 0120 on 24 March, the medevac flight landed in Rota where
Turner was admitted to the U.S. Naval Hospital's multi-service
war. Turner's physician, LCDR Tho Le, MC, said tests would
determine the overall prognosis .
For now, Carmen is just happy to have the colonel around.
Hospital officials say Turner's medevac was "a matter of life and
"This once again proves that the Navy can respond quickly in
any kind of crisis, " said Simms. "It was a great effort on very
short notice. "
Story by JOC(SW) Terry Briggs, reprinted from NavEur News Service
(NENS) 95-13 of 30 March 1995
HEADLINE: Navy Nurses Precept Students from Guam University
USNH Guam (NSMN) — Six Nurse Corps officers at U.S. Naval
Hospital Guam were selected to precept University of Guam senior
nursing students during the fall semester for their leadership
rotation. The students were exposed to a wide variety of
clinical areas as they observed their preceptors decide on a
myriad of issues pertaining to the quality of care and personnel .
It was an equally valuable learning experience for the
preceptors, who function in key leadership positions : Director,
Nursing Service (CDR A. Shimkus) ; Assistant Director, Nursing
Service (CDR J. Quindag-Raffels) ; Department Heads for Inpatient,
Ambulatory and Perioperative Nursing (LCDR Morones , LCDR Howard
and LCDR Fowler) ; and Division Officer for the Multi-Service Unit
(LT D. Terrell) .
As preceptors, we were able to take lessons learned through
the years and "open" our students' eyes to what lies ahead. We
stressed the need to continuously study and fine-tune the
principles of leadership and management, basing decisions on the
best information possible. While talking and sharing with the
students, it also "opened" our eyes to things we do
automatically, allowing us to do our own "reality-check. "
One student commented that his preceptor always seemed to
start on a positive note, discuss the major concerns/issues and
then end with an upbeat thought during problem-solving sessions .
She admitted that she hadn't realized it before and now makes an
effort to reinforce her actions. Instances such as this one made
it as rewarding an experience for the preceptors as it was for
Story by CDR Jean E. Quindag-Raffels, NC
HEADLINE : Corpsman to Perform for White House Easter Egg Roll
NAVHOSP Pensacola, FL (NSMN) — HM3 Dennis Braxton, a
psychiatric technician at Naval Hospital Pensacola, will be
putting his "balloonist" skills to a stern test for a special
interest group of youth at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll
on Monday, 1 7 April .
The southeast Alabama native has been developing his
balloonist art over the past two years and his repertoire
includes a wide variety of exotic balloon characters — from
dinosaurs to the Tazmanian Devil — which should please the
Washington egg-hunting enthusiasts .
Braxton has created a Pensacola following since reporting to
the hospital more than four months ago. But he learned his
skills while working with a child psychologist at Naval Hospital
Charleston, SC, back in 1993.
"I get tremendous enjoyment from making children happy with
my balloon creations, " said Braxton. "I spend a great deal of
time making my balloon characters. The reason I do that is
because I want that child to say, 'That's the coolest balloon
I've ever seen. " And Braxton wants it bad enough to spend his
spring vacation working the crowd at the White House.
Among some of the characters likely to appear on the White
House lawn, courtesy of Braxton, are Barney the Dinosaur, the
Road Runner, Roger Rabbit and Bugs Bunny.
The seven-year Navy enlisted man from Columbia, AL, works in
Naval Hospital Pensacola 's Alcohol Rehabilitation Department.
HEADLINE: NMCL New Orleans Opens New Branch Clinic
NMCL New Orleans (NSMN) — On 29 March, Naval Medical Clinic
New Orleans ' newly renovated Naval Support Activity Branch
Medical Clinic, East Bank, was re-opened with a formal ribbon
The new clinic, located in the F. Edward Hebert Defense
Complex, is three times larger than the old clinic, with 2, 500
square feet of space, and includes X-ray facilities, pharmacy,
laboratory and examination rooms.
Under Department Head LCDR Wayne Hansen, NC, the new clinic
will serve the active duty population of four flag staffs and
numerous other commands located in the Defense Complex, as well
as other service members assigned in the area.
The guest speaker, RADM James D. Olson II, Deputy Commander
Reserve Forces, and CAPT Jerry B. Adkinson, MSC, commanding
officer of the Naval Medical Clinic, cut the ribbon of the new
HEADLINE : NMCL Philadelphia Holds Healthcare Information Fair
NMCL Philadelphia (NSMN) — As part of the phased closure
process at Naval Medical Clinic Philadelphia, a Healthcare
Information Fair was held 22 March at Naval Base Philadelphia.
The Healthcare Information Fair is a continuation of the
extensive community education program started last year to assist
beneficiaries in their transition to other excellent sources of
health care. The event was an opportunity for the base and
community organizations to focus upon what was happening in the
base closure process as it related to medical services and on the
changes occurring in the Department of Defense health benefits
Representatives from DOD and other federal organizations at
the fair shared information on health services with area
Program Coordinator CDR Joan Pate, NC, said of the fair, "We
believe this event will foster a greater understanding on what
health care services will be available in the Delaware Valley
after our clinic is disestablished, as well as to help our
beneficiaries to decide which plan is best for them and their
families . "
Clinical services for family members and retired personnel
cease at the clinic 30 June 1995; Naval Medical Clinic
Philadelphia will be officially disestablished on 30 September
HEADLINE : New Contractor to Operate Family Dental Plan
OCHAMPUS Aurora, CO (NSMN) — The Defense Department has
chosen a Pennsylvania firm to operate its Active Duty Family
Member Dental Plan for the next five years.
In competitive bidding, United Concordia Companies Inc., of
Camp Hill, PA, was awarded the $1.7 billion contract 6 February.
The firm will take over operation of the program from the current
contractor, Delta Dental, on 1 August 1995.
Beginning in August, monthly premiums will be $6. 77 for one
enrolled family member and $16.92 for two or more. Rates are
currently $10 and $20, respectively.
Dental services under the Active Duty Family Member Dental
Plan are offered in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
The plan is a voluntary program under which sponsors or
enrolled families pay a small monthly premium by payroll
deduction. Enrolled family members may then receive certain
basic preventive, diagnostic and restorative services . Covered
diagnostic and preventive services are fully paid; the plan
covers 80 percent of the cost of basic restorative services and
60 percent of some more complex services , such as root canals and
Active duty members of all seven uniformed services may
enroll their family members in the plan at their local personnel
office. Once enrolled, family members stay in the program for at
least two years, unless the family moves to a base where the
military provides their dental care, family members become
entitled to other dental coverage, or the family is transferred
See your local health benefits advisor for more information.
Story by the Office of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of
the Uniformed Services with additional information from the
American Forces Information Service
3. Events, observances and anniversaries, 16-26 April:
14-22 April: Passover (begins sundown/ends sundown)
16 April: Easter
16-22 April: National Organ/Tissue Donor Awareness Week
(804/330-8500; in IL, 312/431-3600)
16-22 April: National Medical Laboratory Week (312/738-
11 April: OS Staff Corps Selection Board Convenes
11 April: Deadline for filing Income Tax returns
18 April: National Youth Service Day
21 April 1945: Allies entered Berlin
22 April : Earth Day (25th Anniversary)
22-28 April: National Infant Immunization Week (404/639-
8225) (Navy POC, 804/444-1515, x456)
23-29 April: National Volunteer Week (202/223-9186, xl46)
24 April: Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program board
24 April 1800: Library of Congress established
24-28 April: Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technologists
25 April: Morning (0600-0800) and Night (until 2200)
Detailing (times are for Washington DC)
25 April 1945: United Nations organized
26 April: Professional Secretaries Day
4. Professional Notes: Information on upcoming symposiums,
conferences or courses of interest to Navy Medical Department
personnel and wrap-ups on ones attended. Anyone with information
to share in this section should contact the editor (see the last
paragraph of this message on ways to do so) .
— 18-20 April, CinCLantFlt Surgeon's Conference, "Health
Care . . . Positioning for Success, " Norfolk, VA. For more
information, call LCDR H.T. DeWeese, MSC, or YNCS D. Griffiths at
DSN 564-6160, (804) 444-6160.
— 20-22 April, Postgraduate Course in General Surgery,
University of California, San Francisco. For registration
information call (415) 416-5808; for program information call
— 20 April, Navy Medicine Public Affairs Conference, USUHS
Bethesda, MD. Contact LT McDonald, DSN 294-0118 or (202) 653-
0118. BUMED message 271500Z MAR 95 has details.
— 21-23 April, Worldwide Navy Public Affairs Workshop,
"Team Development - 95, " Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel,
Arlington, VA. For details, contact LTjg D. Gai at (703) 697-
3291; DSN 227-3291.
— 27-29 April, Nursing Organization of the VA, Quality
Hotel, Washington, DC, (202) 296-0888.
— 30 April - 5 May, Combined Forces Pharmacy Seminar, "The
Changing Face of Pharmacy, " Omni Jacksonville (FL) Hotel . For
more information, contact CDR Charlie Hostettler, MSC, DSN 942-
7406, (904) 777-7406, email jakOcfh@jaklO.med.navy.mil .
— 30 April - 3 May, 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for
Ambulatory Care Professionals , Stouffer Harborplace, Baltimore
(410/547-1200) . For more information, contact J.D. Meacham,
(312) 422-3000, ext . 3906.
— 6-11 May, 1995 Annual Meeting and Industrial Exhibition
of the Intravenous Nurses Society, Phoenix, AZ, (617) 489-5205.
— 7-10 May, 17th Annual Strategy Forum, Society of Hospital
Planning and Marketing, Marriott Copley Place, Boston. For
information, contact S. Pierce, (312) 422-3000, ext. 3886.
— 7-11 May, 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, Aerospace
Medical Association, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA, (703) 739-
— 7-12 May, 3rd Navy Health Promotion Coordinator Training,
Dam Neck, VA. For more information, call the Navy Environmental
Health Center, DSN 564-7575, (804) 444-7575, Ms. Becky Washburn,
x457, or Ms. Suzanne Pidgeon, x466; fax (804) 444-1345. BUMED
message 270029Z MAR 95 has details.
— 17-20 May, 26th Annual National Conference, "Surgical
Technology : The Spirit of Excellence, " Association of Surgical
Technologists, Dallas, (303) 694-9130 or 1-800-637-7433.
— 18-21 May, 39th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of
Clinical Psychoanalysis, "The Life Cycle in Psychoanalysis and
Psychodynamic Psychiatry, " Doral Ocean Beach Hotel, Miami Beach,
FL, (212) 475-7980.
— 20-25 May, 148th Annual Meeting of the American
Psychiatric Association, "Encompassing Diversity : Demanding
Equity, " Miami Beach Convention Center, (202) 682-6100.
— 25-27 May, 11th Annual Current Issues in Anatomic
Pathology, University of California School of Medicine, (415)
— 27-31 May, 30th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Public Health
Service Professional Association, "Healthy People 2000:
Yesterday's Lessons; Tomorrow's Challenges, " Peabody Hotel,
Orlando, FL; (703) 243-1301.
— 28 May - 3 June, American Academy of Physician Assistants
Veterans Caucus, Hilton Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, (903)
— 5-8 June, HHS International Congress on Hazardous Waste:
Impact on Human and Ecological Health, Atlanta. For information,
contact Dr. John S. Andrews Jr., Associate Administrator for
Science, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1600
Clifton Rd. NE (E-28) , Atlanta, GA 30333; (404) 639-0708, email
JSAIQATSOAA1 .EM. CDC. GOV .
— 7-10 June, 28th Educational Conference and Annual
Meeting, American Society for Healthcare Food Service
Administration, New Orleans Hotel Riverside (504/561-0500) . For
information, call P. Burton, (312) 422-3000, ext . 3872.
— 12-23 June, Operational and Preventive Medicine Course
(OPMC) , Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit No. 5
(NEPMU-5) , San Diego. For information on course content and
submission of nominations, please contact NEPMU-5 ' s training
officers, Mr. Jean L'ltalien or RM1 Richard Arrington at (619)
556-7086, DSN 526-7086. Fax number for nominations is (619)
556-7071, DSN 526-7071.
— 13-17 June, 15th National Veterans Wheelchair Games,
Marriott Marquis, Atlanta. Persons interested in assisting with
the games should contact local volunteer coordinator Lynn Cheek
at (404) 728-7728.
— 14-17 June, 6th Annual Conference, Health Care Executive
Assistants, Boston Copley Plaza. For information, call K.
Svedman, (312) 422-3000, ext. 3861.
— 19-22 June, Third Annual NAVSEA/NAVSUP International
Logistics Symposium, "Logistics Teaming for International
Defense, " Hyatt Regency Hotel, Arlington, VA. For program
information contact Sandra Kramer, NAVSEA, (703) 602-9000;
contact Sally Cook, ASNE, (703) 836-6727, for registration
information; and to reserve exhibit space, contact John
Werbowski, (703) 329-4201.
— 20-24 June, Annual Scientific Meeting, Undersea and
Hyperbaric Medical Society, Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, FL, (301)
942-2980 (see article below) .
— 22-25 June, 15th Annual Health Reporting Conference, The
Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach, CA. For more information,
contact Jill Stewart, AMA, 515 N. State, Chicago, IL 60610; (312)
— 18-23 July, 23rd Annual National Training Conference
(Symposium) , "Excellence Through Mentoring, Training and
Professionalism, " National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) ,
Holiday Inn Executive Center, Virginia Beach. For registration
application, call 1-800-772-6662. Navy POC is CDR Ruby Miller,
DSN 227-1022 or (703) 697-1022.
— 27-30 August, 11th Meeting of the International Society
for STD Research, New Orleans Marriott, 1-800-642-2515.
— 9-11 November, The Integrated Function of the Lumbar
Spine and Sacroiliac Joints, San Diego. For information, contact
European Conference Organizers, P.O. Box 4334, 3006 AH Rotterdam,
The Netherlands; 31-10-4133287.
— 3-8 March 1996, Association of Military Osteopathic
Physicians and Surgeons , Tropicana Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas,
HEADLINE: Hyperbaric Society Announces Annual Meeting
UHMS Kensington, MD (NSMN) — The Undersea and Hyperbaric
Medical Society (UHMS) will hold its 1995 Annual Scientific
Meeting from 20-24 June at the Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, FL.
The meeting will include sessions on research and clinical
applications of diving and hyperbaric medicine. There will also
be joint sessions for the Baromedical Nurses Association and the
Associate Members of the UHMS .
Four unique one-day pre-courses will be held immediately
prior to the meeting: 1 - "Are Asthmatics Fit to Dive?" chaired
by Dr. David Elliott of the United Kingdom, 21 June; 2 - deals
with the use of standard hospital equipment in the hyperbaric
environment, 21 June; 3 - Introduction to Commercial Diving, 20
June, sponsored by the Association of Diving Contractors ; 4 - the
basics of nursing research and its application to hyperbaric
medicine sponsored by the Baromedical Nurses Association, 21
A highlight of this year's meeting will be the Suzanne
Kronheim Memorial Lecture. Dr. Frank St. C. Golden from the
British Royal Navy will be speaking on accidental immersion and
hypothermia. In addition to the Kronheim Lecture, there will be
special sessions dealing with the use of hyperbaric oxygen in
sports injuries, the new health care reform debate, practice
guidelines and standards of care in hyperbaric oxygen, newly
discovered mechanisms in hyperbaric oxygen treatment, and
development of a protocol and outcome measures for a clinical
trial with hyperbaric oxygen and HIV infection.
Social functions include the opening reception and the
annual awards banquet .
For more information about the meeting, contact Jane Dunne,
c/o UHMS, 10531 Metropolitan Ave., Kensington, MD 20985; (301)
The UHMS was founded in 1967 to provide an international
forum for professional scientific communication in basic and
applied studies concerned with the undersea environment, and the
treatment of specific medical disorders with hyperbaric oxygen
therapy. The Society has 2,500 members worldwide.
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